You might be thinking, “Seriously, Linda? Times of desperation are the best? Are you crazy?” Probably, but I have had a lot of time to think about desperation since I have been through desperate situations myself as well as knowing some others who have found themselves in situations and circumstances beyond their control. I have thought a lot about people in the bible who have found themselves in the most dangerous or crazy situations. *Let’s face it. We’ve all had those moments where we have come face to face with trials and not knowing what to do in those situations… those situations that have had us laid out before the LORD, those situations that have had us completely at the end of ourselves, that have us carefully tuning in to hear GOD’s voice speak, paying more attention to what the Word of GOD has to say, and clinging to GOD more than we usually do.
“In my desperation I prayed, and the LORD listened; he saved me from all my troubles.” -Psalm 34:6 (NLT)
REFLECTION: “For he clung to the LORD; he did not depart from following Him, but kept His commandments, which the LORD had commanded Moses,” (2 Kings 18:6). You can be like Hezekiah who did not depart from following GOD but kept the commandments of GOD. Cling tightly to GOD at ALL times. Be faithful to the GOD who has been faithful to you and who has kept you. Be loyal to the GOD who has not let your enemies triumph over you. Walk with HIM and follow the LORD’s commandments, obeying Him with wholehearted devotion. Without GOD, you can do nothing. With GOD, you are an overcomer and made victorious. *PRAYER: Heavenly Father, Your power is made perfect in weakness. You are the Horn of My Salvation, and You are the Wellspring of Life. No matter what the circumstance, good or bad, I will put my hope and trust in You for with You all things are possible. Thank You for times of desperation because, in those moments, You teach me and show me more of Your goodness, Your faithfulness, and Your grace. Thank you for making my feet like a deer able to climb the mountain heights You have set me on, and when I come to You to have my strength renewed as I wait upon you, let me rise up with wings like an eagle. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
“Who among you fears the Lord and obeys the word of his servant? Let the one who walks in the dark, who has no light, trust in the name of the Lord and rely on their God.” -Isaiah 50:10